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Compton Village Hall

The Street

Compton

GU3 1EG

 

History

 

In 1929 there was a proposal to build a British Legion Club and a Village Hall in Compton. Mary Watts, George Watts wife, donated £50 (worth over £2,200 to-day), in the hope that some day a Village Hall would be built.

 

Accommodates 80 - 100 people seated or 200 standing

The Village Hall is a well maintained traditional hall with several regular hirers and a long list of occasional hirers.

 

It is a charitable organisation for the benefit of those inside and outside the Parish of Compton

 

In 2014 the Hall was completely redecorated for its 80th anniversary.

It is run by an enthusiastic Management Committee, comprising a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Bookings Secretary, as well as representatives of the Village Organisations.The Committee meets six times a year to ensure the smooth running and good maintenance of the Hall.

 

The Hall meets all the current Health and Safety Legislation and has a full premises licence and three Personal Licence Holders.

It has Public Liability Insurance and holds a PRS/PPL Licence.

The Village Hall to-day

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In 1931 a committee was formed in a further attempt to raise enough money to proceed with the building of a Village Hall. A board of trustees was established to look after Mary Watt’s £50 and to oversee a fund raising programme. A fete at Eastbury Manor raised £463, Mr Princep (a friend of Mary Watts) whose sister lived in Compton and his two nieces, donated £400 and wiith the help of other donations the fund reached £1,432 0s 11d.

 

The building of the Hall was completed in 1934, the foundation stone was laid by Mary Watts and declared open by Celia Lady Boston of Monkshatch on 25th October.

 

Records from 1963, show the Village Hall was being used by 13 different organisations that existed in the village namely:

The Scouts, the Women’s Institute, the Sports Club, the Mother’s Union, Almsgate Tenants Association, the British Legion, the Women’s British Legion,the Parochial Church Council, the (newly built) Congregational Church, the Parish Council, the School Representative, the Horticultural Society and the Youth Club

 

Clearly Compton was a vibrant village proud of its activities and full of spirit.

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Compton Village Hall

1934 - 2014

80 years serving the community

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A great venue for

 

Wedding Receptions

Children's Parties

Drama Productions

Band practice

Meetings

Classes of all descriptions

 

For further information about the Hall and any of the above, please contact the Bookings Secretary, Sarah Baskerville by e-mail at cvhbookings@yahoo.com   or by telephone on 01483 427405.

 

To-day the Hall has a diverse range of hirers:

 

Compton Little Theatre has three productions a year and uses the Hall for its many rehearsals, Quiz Night and AGM. Contact: info@comptonlittletheatre.org.uk or go to

www.comptonlittletheatre.org.uk/

 

National Autistic Society uses the Hall on Mondays for therapy sessions.

 

Guildford Clarinet Ensemble use the Hall on Monday evenings for music practice and is gradually increasing its members.

 

On Tuesday mornings there are two Baby Sensory classes. Contact: guildford@babysensory.co.uk

 

**COMING SOON** - a new Yoga Class on Wednesday mornings from October.Contact: joanneburningham@gmail.com

 

Children's Ballet Classes are held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons - Contact: clellis2012@gmail.com

 

Optimum Health Clinic Pilates Class is held on Wednesday evenings throughout the year.

 

Thursday evenings In Accord choir rehearse. Contact: suzilamps@gmail.com

 

The Hall is also used for a mixed variety of hirings by individuals for events such as wedding receptions, anniversary parties, barn dances, meetings, birthday parties for all ages (it will accommodate a bouncy castle!), film or slide shows.

 

For further information about the Hall and any of the above, please contact the Bookings Secretary, Sarah Baskerville by e-mail at cvhbookings@yahoo.com   or by telephone on 01483 427405.

Registered Charity No 200313

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